Hooray for bank holidays! If you don’t have time/can’t be bothered to scour the internet looking for things to do, well, you’ve come to the right place. SquareMeal has got your back with our pick of the best places to eat, drink and party in London for the upcoming bank holiday on 28 August.
Words: Eamonn Crowe
A year of free kebabs at BabaBoom, Battersea
What: As part of its first birthday celebrations, BabaBoom is offering one lucky diner a whole year of free kebabs. Throughout the birthday week, guests will receive a free dish or drink (from a selected range) when ordering a kebab, and one person will draw the winning ‘birthday card’ which will guarantee one kebab a week for a year – time to loosen that belt a little.
When: 25 August until 3 September
Where: 30 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE
Picnic hamper from The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell
What: If you’re looking for a more chilled bank holiday vibe, why not grab a picnic hampers from The Modern Pantry’s shop in Clerkenwell, which features the likes of salads, homemade pastries and sandwiches. Ideal for enjoying in your fave London park (if the weather plays ball).
When: Available throughout the bank holiday weekend
Where: 47-48 St John's Square, EC1V 4JJ
Bank holiday party at Number 90, Hackney
What: Number 90 is going all-out with a four-day-long summer festival, featuring live music and plenty of food and drink. Highlights include a bottomless brunch on Saturday followed by a late-night disco featuring a glitter station to get some sparkle. Head back on Sunday for a roast dinner and to battle a piñata, before closing things out on Monday with 2-for-1 on Bloody Marys.
When: 25-28 August
Where: 90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, E9 5LN
Sunday lunch at Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia
What: After a weekend of partying, you’ll probably need a solid recovery meal. Percy & Founders serves up a great all-day roast (perfectly suited to those who enjoy their lie ins), featuring pork or chicken, with all the trimmings including roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, mash, veggies and Bloody Marys.
When: All day Sunday
Where: 1 Pearson Square, W1W 7EY
Brunch party at Rudie’s, Dalston
What: If you’re heading to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, why not start east with a Jamaican brunch at Rudie’s? Alongside a live steel band playing from 12-3pm, the restaurant will be serving up the likes of The Full Jamaican – ackee and saltfish, jerk lamb sausages, baked butter beans, sautéed spinach calalloo, and boiled green banana. You can also stop by on your way home, with a DJ playing until 2am on Sunday.
When: 27-28 August, from 11am
Where: 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
Looking for more fun places to eat? Check out our list of some of the coolest restaurants in the capital
This article was published 22 August 2017